I have both the 11C and the OC travel version. The travel razor, while significantly lighter than the 11C, does not seem much less aggressive to me--but then again, I do find a Gillette "New" a tad too aggressive in comparison to the 11C. I like the travel razor when travelling, especially as I often find myself in tight locations and pressed for time in such cases. The only problem I have with the travel razor is that it tightens at the head, whereas the 11C tightens from the bottom of the handle, so when I return home there is a tendency for me to try to wrench the 11C open from the head when flipping the blade!
This may seem pretty obvious, but have you experimented with different angles with it while shaving? A different weight can yield a different balance, and consequently, a different angle.
Wales is not like Arkansas in any way (with apologies to John Cale).